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How To Protect Your Business After a Fire

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

Image of a building damaged with fire and with the windows covered. Protect your property after a business fire.

You use a security fence to protect your company before a fire, but did you know you should put one up after a fire as well. Even after extensive fire damage, you must protect your property from:

  • Thieves and vandals
  • Accidental entry
  • The elements
  • Curious onlookers

Although not everyone has nefarious purposes when they enter a burned-out property, people can injure themselves and hold you accountable.

Ways to Protect Your Business After a Fire

Call a Cleanup Company

One of the first things you want to do is call a cleanup company in Blackfoot, ID. Not only do they usually work with insurance companies, but they can also help you inventory what needs to be done. Some companies will even secure your property for you. This way you don't have to worry about it.

Put Up a Fence

Make sure you can keep your property safe when you are not there with a solid security fence. Fire damage can be dangerous, and you don't want to be liable if someone gets hurt. It can also keep vandals and looters from stealing your remaining inventory or office equipment.

Board Windows and Doors

Boarding windows and doors can help keep both people and the elements out. It is crucial to keep your building or office secure from those that do not belong and don't know fire safety rules. In some cases, your insurance may not pay for damages if you do not take the proper precautions.

Cover Holes With Sheeting

You need to keep any undamaged areas safe from water and storms even after a fire. If water enters through holes in the roof, it could cause mold or mildew to grow in areas not damaged by fire. This will result in costly mold damage remediation.

Even if you don't have a security fence before the fire, you need one afterward. Simple precautions such as fencing, boarding and tarping can help save your property from further damage and save you money in the long run.

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